Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST
decent friday. then on saturday some late snow is going to be possible. there's a lot of energy. the cold air is in place. we'll have a storm near us or off shore. that's really the only question and still chilly on sunday. good morning, monika samtani. happy tuesday. >> happy tuesday it is. that's because we're really issue free right now. things look great on the beltway. things look good on all the major thoroughfares heading there. i'll start off with the bw parkway beyond through cheverly. looks like this has become a pattern on the northbound side of 295 heading up towards cheverly leaving the district. it's always a little bit heavy this time of the morning. the beltway near branch avenue, here we are. no issues to report here. the camera is stuck but i did check it out a few minutes ago and everything is fine here as you head down toward oxon hill and the wilson bridge. back to the maps. this time over to 66 on the inbound side in virginia. no issues manassas into centreville. looking good to fairfax. another live look this time over at the beltway and river road if you're he
Feb 13, 2013 4:30am EST
her second child. >> i feel great, a lot of energy. it's been a wonderful experience. >> reporter: she takes a prenatal multivitamin with folic acid. a study looked at 85,000 children in norway. researchers found mothers who took folic acid supplements before they conceived and during the first two months of their pregnancy lowered their chances of having a child with autism 39%. >> it will lead to new ideas and potentially new ways to prevent autistic disorders. >> reporter: folic acid is already known to reduce the risk of brain and spine birth defects, like spina bifida. >> it's not in any way dangerous to the patient. it is not costly. it's part of the standard of care regardless. we would definitely recommend it. >> reporter: doctors recommend that women who are pregnant or becoming -- or planning to become pregnant take 400 micrograms of folic acid a day. it's found in foods, including leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and whole grains but most women don't get enough through food alone. danetia has been taking supplements since trying to get pregnant with her first child. she'